Thanks, franktii, for your input. I have this question. The System Restore program showing what restore points there are also says why the point was put there, such as "system check point", "software distribution service", or "install something or other". So, if none of the restore points after Oct 21 were for installing something, can I safely assume that no programs or applications were installed? I say this because, while I don't recall installing any programs or applications after Oct 21, I have a terrible memory.
I did download some attachments which from a friend who likes to email stuff to me. I presume that if I downloaded something which got permanently on my hard drive, that would cause the creation of a restore point; is that correct?
Anyhow, a number of restore points have been created after Oct 21, so I presume that I don't need to create another one. Does that make sense?
I do use AVG freeware, along with MSAntiSpyWare, SpywareBlaster, and SpywareGuard,and I also had Panda's and Trend's free scans take a look at things, and I ran SpyBot and AdAware. No virus reported. There was some spyware that was removed.
But a question: a friend of mine said that I should close System Restore so as to get rid of all existing restore points, reopen it and create a new restore point. I hestitate to get rid of all prior restore points because I'm not smart enough to be sure I won't need them some time. Do you see any need to do as my friend suggested, that is, get rid of all existing restore points?
Edited by grandpaw7, 16 November 2005 - 08:13 PM.